December 2020 Archive

    1. Games of the Year 2020: Johnny on The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    1. Games of the Year 2020: Meehan on deckbuilding delight Fort
    1. Games of the Year 2020: Lolies on the planet-gobbling astro-amphibians of Cosmic Frog
    1. Games of the Year 2020: Wheels on Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective - Baker Street Irregulars
    1. What are the best board games and RPGs of 2020? The team decides in a special GOTY Dicebreaker Podcast!
    2. Games of the Year 2020: Junk Art co-designer Sen-Foong Lim
    1. Games of the Year 2020: Alice is Missing and Icarus creator Spenser Starke
    1. Games of the Year 2020: Delve creator Anna Blackwell on the solo roleplaying of Thousand Year Old Vampire and Ironsworn
    2. Games of the Year 2020: Hellboy and Devil May Cry: The Bloody Palace designers Sophie Williams and James M. Hewitt
    1. Games of the Year 2020: Cyberpunk Red co-designer Cody Pondsmith on Ice Age RPG Würm
    1. Games of the Year 2020: Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall co-creator Banana Chan
    1. Keep your own physical journal over four weeks in storytelling game Field Guide to Memory
    1. We cast the D&D movie, remix Scrabble and pour one out for Catan beer in the (almost) last Dicebreaker Podcast of 2020!
    2. Get both The Expanse RPG and Modern Age for just over $30 on Bundle of Holding
    3. Horror RPG Kult: Divinity Lost is getting another pocket-sized Bible Edition
    4. Nemesis studio’s next release is co-op space opera board game ISS Vanguard
    5. How to play Love Letter: board game's rules, setup and how to win explained
    1. Spirit Island arrives on Android and iOS tablets with ‘free to learn’ digital version
    2. Lando Calrissian smuggles himself into Star Wars miniatures game Legion
    1. Black Panther, Squirrel Girl and more Marvel superheroes are coming to board game series Unmatched
    2. World of Chaldea is a YouTube series based on Wizards of the Coast founder’s eighties D&D campaign
    3. Watch Stranger Things stars play a holiday-themed Dungeons & Dragons adventure this Friday
    4. Cyberpunk Red is spinning off into skirmish miniatures game Combat Zone
    5. Gen Con plans to return with a physical convention next summer
    1. Magic: The Gathering’s next set Kaldheim introduces the game’s first non-binary planeswalker
    2. d007: How the all-but-forgotten James Bond RPG changed roleplaying
    3. Upcoming Dungeons & Dragons film will reportedly star Chris Pine
    4. Scrabble variant Blabrecs lets you play made-up words - but only if you fool an AI into thinking they’re real
    5. Troikafeld! is a Seinfeld RPG zine that you now have another chance to grab
    1. Dunder & Blixem Itch.io bundle features 69 indie RPGs to be gifted to a lucky roleplayer
    2. Create creepy crawlies in Cuticorium, a tabletop RPG inspired by video game Hollow Knight
    1. Best board games to play at Thanksgiving
    1. Root will introduce a rat warlord, badgers and modular rules in fourth - and possibly final - expansion
    2. What’s the best board game-inspired ice cream flavour? Chase Carter joins us on this week’s Dicebreaker Podcast to discuss!
    3. Legends of Andor creator’s next board game retells The Adventures of Robin Hood
    4. Be A Better Cyberpunk bundle collects several RPGs - and other works - for the same price as 2077
    5. Star Wars: The RPG’s 30th anniversary edition is almost half price right now
    6. Tabletop RPG releases 2021: 10 upcoming roleplaying games you should play
    7. Cthulhu Wars: Duel distils Miskatonic mayhem into a travel-ready, two-player clash
    8. Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps is finally released, after years of delay
    1. Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall hops into your home with a print-and-play version
    2. X-Wing 2E senior dev Max Brooke leaves Fantasy Flight Games after nine years
    3. Below is a solo RPG about depression from Kids on Bikes co-designer
    4. Magic: The Gathering in 2020: Strong sets struggle to steer the card game away from a worrying direction
    5. Pathfinder sourcebook Humble Bundle unleashes demons and dragons from $5 for a good cause
    6. Open-world fantasy board game Vindication re-released on Kickstarter with a brand new expansion
    1. Cyberpunk by Asian Creators game jam spotlights neon-and-chrome tabletop RPGs without the racism
    2. Warhammer 40,000’s mobile app adds army building with Battle Forge beta
    3. Alhambra’s Big Box returns to Kickstarter with a second edition
    4. V-Commandos redeploys in 2021 with miniatures and new gameplay modes
    5. Ugly Gryphon Inn is a solo game about running a fantasy tavern from Tiny Epic Galaxies designer
    1. You can now drink a Catan beer while playing the board game
    2. Doikayt anthologises a dozen tabletop RPGs from Jewish creators
    3. ‘First Inuit-designed board game’ Nunami strives for a natural balance
    4. Mini Mysteries is an escape room game series designed for families
    5. Magic: The Gathering YouTuber sells $140,000 worth of rare cards for charity
    6. The Dungeons & Dragons movie at 20: How the RPG’s first big-screen blockbuster suffered a critical fail
    1. This smart wargaming table wants to do all the complex thinking for you
    2. House of Cats adds a social deduction bent to the roll-and-write formula
    3. Flash Gordon board game headlines a 40-year celebration of the campy cult-classic film
    4. Magic: The Gathering’s Secret Lair looks to 2021 with art from Saga’s Fiona Staples and Ultimate Edition 2
    5. PAX Unplugged dated for December 2021
    1. Arkham Horror LCG delivers another new parallel investigator and print-and-play scenario
    2. Emma Partlow joins us to talk Magic: The Gathering, D&D and the best Trivial Pursuit replacements on this week’s Dicebreaker Podcast
    3. Quest RPG’s narrated rulebook melds tutorial, actual play and scripted audio drama
    4. Catan: Starfarers’ first rebooted expansion is out today, adds more players and faster turns
    5. Kids on Brooms RPG ditches collaboration in favour of spell-slinging in card game Duel of the Wands
    6. Catan: First Adventure is a free spin-off from the classic board game you can print and play at home
    7. One Deck Dungeon publisher's Kickstarter game Good Puppers potentially lost at sea
    1. Momiji captures the ephemeral wonder of Japanese autumn in an objective-based card game
    2. 7 best skirmish games for small-scale wargaming
    3. Colonial Marines Operations Manual enlists players for new Alien RPG adventures next March
    4. Trismegistus skips the box with Roll & Write edition you can print and play at home
    5. Aliens collide with ancient civilisations in Nemesis designer’s Origins: First Builders
    6. New Metallica Monopoly gives fans a chance to hoard Metalli-bucks and play as a toilet
    7. Wingspan, Tapestry and Viticulture expansions coming next year
    8. Pick up Warhammer 40,000 RPGs Black Crusade and Only War with all their expansions for under £14
    1. War of the Ring card game releasing in 2021 - first gameplay details revealed
    2. Blades in the Dark creator John Harper talks Chamber, Paragon and new details on his Fast & Furious-inspired RPG
    3. Let’s Summon Demons and other parody books by Steven Rhodes are now board games
    4. Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm brings two new factions to the miniatures board
    5. Southlands sends Dungeons & Dragons to mythical Egypt in updated setting from Kobold Press
    6. Tall Tales is like Cards Against Humanity, but for whimsical storytelling
    7. The Queen’s Gambit has caused a massive spike in chess sales
    1. Star Trek: Discovery stars share their exploits and lessons from playing Dungeons & Dragons together
    2. Blades in the Dark designer unveils Chamber, a sci-fi RPG setting inspired by X-Files and Control
    3. Adventure Calendar unwraps a holiday RPG one day at a time
    4. Standalone adventures are coming to Starfinder RPG next year
    5. “It's more important for us to be deeply loved than to be deeply successful”: How dark fantasy RPG Blackbirds took flight
    6. Commander Legends brings two of Magic: The Gathering’s best formats together in an entertaining and mostly outstanding set
    7. Board Game Arena is set to release a new game every day in December